Definition of Pectus

1. Noun. The part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates.




Definition of Pectus

1. n. The breast of a bird.

Medical Definition of Pectus

1. Origin: L, the breast. The breast of a bird. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pectus

pectorally
pectorals
pectoriloquial
pectoriloquism
pectoriloquous
pectoriloquy
pectorodorsal muscle
pectorodorsalis muscle
pectorophony
pectose
pectoses
pectosic
pectosic acid
pectostraca
pectous
pectus (current term)
pectus carinatum
pectus excavatum
pectus recurvatum
pecul
peculate
peculated
peculates
peculating
peculations
peculator
peculators
peculia
peculiar

Literary usage of Pectus

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1. The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior by Robert Burton (1840)
"But by and by it began to rage and burn amain ; 1 pectus insanum vapor, ... pectus insanum vapor. This fiery This fiery vapour rageth in the veins, ..."

2. List of the Specimens of Dipterous Insects in the Collection of the British by Francis Walker (1849)
"Fuscas; thoracis latera et villa tres fulva ; pectus canum ; abdomen fulvum, ... thoracis vitta quatuor et pectus cana ; abdomen ..."

3. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker, John Edward Gray (1855)
"Pallide cervina ; caput antice, palpi pectus el pedes rufes- centia ; antenna ... Head in front, palpi, pectus and legs reddish. ..."

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